With an impressive height of 5,300 feet above sea level, Warm Lake is the most significant natural reservoir in the Boise National Forest and an ideal destination for nature lovers. Located about 26 miles from Cascade, Warm Lake Lodge has family-friendly options for every budget.
The Warm Lake Lodge & Resort has been a part of the Idaho landscape since its inception in 1911. Campers, fishermen, hunters, and hikers frequent this area, and those interested in seeing larger birds may frequently do so near the lake.
There is a plethora of elk, mule deer, moose, black bears, foxes, and wolves in the region, and they are all quite active. Rainbow trout, brook trout, and Kokanee salmon live in the water and entice many resort-goers who like to fish.
Natural Hot Springs
The area of water that makes up Warm Lake is equivalent to 640 square miles. All the water is from a natural geothermal source, and swimmers must wear clothing. The peak temperature of the lake in the summertime is a refreshing 72 degrees. Geothermal activity may be seen at many points around the lake.
There are seven rustic cabins and seven campsites with charcoal grills on the property. They are designed to be simplistic yet relaxing and offer guests a chance to truly unplug.
The lodging area is a short 250 feet from Warm Lake, and even though the camping spaces are intended for tents, a small trailer would fit. Most cabins sleep six people, but a couple of them fit up to 14.
Limited internet connection is available, but the establishment encourages visitors to forget about the online world during their stay. The common areas for guests include a firepit, picnic tables, a trail to the lake, and a horseshoe pit.
Address: 15 Lodge Road, Cascade, Idaho 83611
Season: May through roughly October